said on Jul 25th, 2019
Melanie Paige!! Where to be begin. First, of all, let me express how uninvolved I wanted to be as a bride. If I could have just shown up that day and just have walked down the aisle, I would have. Enter Melanie. And bless her sweet soul for not only dealing with me for my wedding, but having to deal with me as a bridesmaid for two other weddings!! And she does it with such grace and ease! Melanie went above and beyond. From answering my moms 5:30 a.m. thoughts and questions to letting me vent about how i wish I had eloped, twice. (If your wedding planner doesn’t encourage you with these stressed out fantasies and just gets butt hurt about it, then I’m sorry for you). But anyways, do yourself a favor and get a wedding planner. She reminds you have things like table cloths for a guestbook table and holds your lipstick for you and offers to punch people in the face if you really really want her to (just kidding she wouldn’t, I asked, she’s very professional. I am not, clearly).
Melanie thank you. For being my planner but mostly my friend. It’s the more important job anyways. I adore you.
said on Jul 24th, 2019
There are not enough words to explain how incredible Melanie is! From the first meeting Zach and I attended, we knew we were in good hands. Melanie was so prepared when coming to our first meeting (way more prepared and ready than both Zach and I were combined! ) She had an entire binder labeled "Dupre Wedding" and from that moment we felt comfortable and in good hands! She helped us stay on track of all vendors and contracts. We did have some vendors who were difficult to get into contact with, but Melanie stepped in and made everything smooth sailing. After the first meeting, Melanie helped keep us on top of everything, including all of the little details that we forgot about, such as cake cutting knives and a box for cards. Melanie reached out to me numerous times to ask how I was doing, asked if I needed anything, and even took it a step further, and checked in with my mom to see if she needed anything. My husband and his groomsmen planned a surprise dance for the garter removal and it would not have been possible without Melanie. When Zach came up with the idea, he reached out to Melanie who immediately got into contact with DJ, photographer, and videographer to make sure they were all on the same page. When it came to the rehearsal, everything went so smoothly, because of Melanie! Everyone had a copy of the timeline from the day of the rehearsal, all the way until the sparkler exit. We ran through everything and Melanie made sure everyone was comfortable and made sure to have time to see if anyone had any questions. On the day of the wedding, Melanie Paige Events + Designs were on top of everything and seemed to be everywhere at once. All of the little details that I had brought were set up beautifully and even better than I could have imagined. Melanie came and checked in on me numerous times to see if there was anything she could do, which I am so thankful for. At my venue, there were some stumps that were along the aisle that I was not a fan of. That was not a problem for MPED because they had them moved and the dead grass covered from where the stumps where. Everything was going smoothly until I had my first bridezilla moment, that to no surprise, Melanie fixed immediately. My flowers arrived and they were missing red amaranth that I really loved from my floral trial with my florist. Melanie is the most dedicated and the hardest worker because she quickly thought of an idea and ran with it. She picked some sort of weed/flower that added the dimension I was wanting in my bouquet. After being Wonder Woman and saving me from being upset over my flowers, MPED made the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, reception, and sparkler exit go so smoothly.
Looking back at our wedding and all of the planning, Zach and I are not sure how we would have done it without the help of MPED. They made sure all of our hopes for our wedding became a reality and made sure we and all of our guests had the time of their lives! Melanie is so much more than a wedding planner and part time bouquet fixer, she is an amazing person who truly cares about each couple. I could not recommend her enough! Melanie is truly our go to girl, and hopefully she will be yours soon!